MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017: Wisconsin Education FairMeet with college and military reps to learn about post-secondary options.
Monday, Oct 16, 2017: Financial Aid Night6:30pm High School Media Room
Come learn about how to file the Federal Financial Aid Application
COLLEGE EXPLORATION DAYS
UW System Vist Days:
COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTING
College Admission Testing
The ACT is America's most widely used college entrance exam in the midwest. College-bound juniors test once or more beginning with the early winter test dates junior year to the early fall dates senior year. The ACT assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay. Some colleges require the Writing Test; others do not. You should check with the institutions to which you might apply, or with a school counselor, to decide whether you should take the Writing Test.
To mark test dates, locate test sites, register for the test, take practice tests, learn about the writing test option, or find test prep resources, go to:
The SAT is widely accepted across America for college admission purposes. Students do not need to take both the ACT and SAT, but may choose to take both, or select the one that is preferred by their college(s) of choice. A few highly selected colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, scholarship competition, or for course placement and to advise students about course selection.
Preliminary College Admission Testing
This pre-SAT and National Merit Qualifying Test (NMSQT) is for juniors.
Timeline: Suggestions for students and their families to help with college and career preparation.
TINA THORNTON, School Counselor Secretary
For Parents: WHAT IS CAREER CRUISING?
Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet. Features of the program include:
World-renowned assessment tools to help your child identify his or her career interests, skills, abilities, and learning styles
Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs
Interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles
COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Comprehensive college and financial aid information, with a number of useful search tools to help your child find the right college and the right scholarships
Advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and adjusting to a new job
An online portfolio where your child can develop and reflect on his or her academic, personal, and career exploration activities, and make plans for the future
Integrated with the My Plan tool to help your child create, format, and print professional-looking resumes quickly and easily
Allows you to view the information your child has stored in his or her Plan, learn more about the careers and schools that your child is interested in, and communicate with your child’s career advisor
To register for your Parent Portal account, go to
www.careercruising.com/Parent and enter your activation code. To receive an activation code, please contact your child’s school counselor.
VIDEO: OVERVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
REGISTERING WITH SELECTIVE SERVICE
The law states that within 30 days of the 18th birthday, all males must register for Selective Service. Register using the link below, or completing an application at your local post office. Please note: if you fail to register, you cannot qualify for federal student grants or loans for college.
Online Scholarship Applications
Complete an essay on one of the following topics: How did your comprehensive school counseling program help you succeed in high school? 500 word minimum. OR How did your school counselor help you overcome barriers or obstacles in order to be successful in high school? 500 word minimum.
Deadline: November 1st